Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Directly in front of the bouleuterion and across the street is the Ionic Temple of
Zeus. This temple was partially demolished when a small Byzantine fort was
erected that overlapped its east side. German archaeologists did further damage,
THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS The most significant ruin at Selcuk is the Temple of
Artemis, which we recommend stopping by en route to Ephesus, on foot. If you
like your history straight, the Temple of Artemis is the place for you; a big muddy ...
The priests and followers of Artemis had a set of rituals as elaborate as their
temple, mostly revolving around agriculture and procreation. If you want a root
cause for confusion about sexuality, look no further: ceremonies at the fertility /
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